Anguilla posts record stopover arrivals in 2023

The Anguilla Tourist Board (ATB) is reporting that the total number of stopover arrivals reached an all-time high of 95,944 in 2023, surpassing the previous record set in 2019.

In terms of overall visitor arrivals, which also include day trippers, Anguilla is rapidly closing the gap and even surpassing the numbers from its pre-pandemic year in 2019.  The recorded 2023 figure of 155,732 visitor arrivals is only 6 % lower than the 2019 number.

“These results affirm that Anguilla remains a highly sought-after destination, in a highly competitive region,” said Kenroy Herbert, chairman of the Anguilla Tourist Board. “We made a strategic decision to diversify our tourism product, developing and promoting experiences that go beyond our spectacular beaches and superb cuisine, and this is resonating with consumers in our target markets, and attracting first-time visitors to our shores.”

Record visits in December

The number of visitor arrivals in December 2023 reached 19,178 individuals, marking a 27.9% increase from December 2022’s figure of 14,992.

When comparing the December visitor arrivals over the span of 10 years from 2013 – 2023, December 2023’s figure is the second highest for this month. The highest recorded number was achieved in December 2014.

The Anguilla Tourist Board will be expanding its marketing efforts in 2024, unveiling new destination pillars and entering new markets as they work towards increasing arrivals and occupancy levels as they grow Anguilla’s tourism industry.

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